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No studies have been done on NADH and breastfeeding, so it's not known if supplementation could have any negative effects on a nursing infant. Just because NADH occurs naturally in the human body, this does not automatically mean that supplementation is safe. If you are taking NADH and breastfeeding, your healthcare provider may recommend that you stop taking supplements until after your child is weaned.

Is NADH Safe During Breastfeeding?

It is not known if NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide hydrate) supplements are safe for use in breastfeeding women. You should check with your healthcare provider before taking NADH dietary supplements if you are breastfeeding a child, since there may be risks associated with this that are not currently known.
NADH is a naturally occurring molecule that is found throughout the human body. However, this should not be interpreted to mean that it is automatically safe for breastfeeding women to take. After all, many substances naturally found in the human body can be toxic at high doses. It is not known if NADH supplements would have any negative effects on nursing infants. However, until more is known, it is best to avoid NADH while breastfeeding, just to be safe.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About NADH and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about NADH and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about NADH and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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